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Rate Mssr. Trump's Performance

  • He is Tremendous. So Strong, So Good

    Votes: 8 8.3%
  • He's a Jackass But He Done Right By Me

    Votes: 12 12.5%
  • He is a Disgrace and Will Be Remembered Poorly

    Votes: 59 61.5%
  • Can We Just Have a Normal POTUS?

    Votes: 9 9.4%
  • I Live a Sheltered Life and I Don't Care

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • Hillary Did It!

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • All Things Considered, I'd Prefer a Maine Coon as King

    Votes: 4 4.2%

  • Total voters
    96

Jack Brickman

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So was the doctor in this the guy who played Art in Justified? Looked like him but it's hard to tell with the mask and without the Kentucky accent.
 

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He is amazing in Barry.
Already loved Hader but when I saw both Root and Winkler were involved I knew I'd need to watch it. They all knock it out of the park, and somehow Anthony Carrigan still steals the show.

Anyway, I endorse the Stephen Root love! Been a fan since he was Jimmy James on NewsRadio. Some so far unmentioned roles of his include Gordo from Dodgeball, the blind guy from Get Out, and... the blind guy in Oh, Brother! Where Art Thou.
 

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Talk about motivating youth to vote...
Here's my issue.

It's software. Has anyone found a security risk, or something fishy going on? Even without direct access to the source code, we can look at the packets being sent out. So far I haven't heard any issues.

So... if the software doesn't have any security risks baked into it, why ban it? Is it the potential that the app gets updated in the future? Or are we worried about the information that China is harvesting just from the social media app?

Then, even if you get past all those hurdles... he doesn't have the power to do this, right?
 
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Here's my issue.

It's software. Has anyone found a security risk, or something fishy going on? Even without direct access to the source code, we can look at the packets being sent out. So far I haven't heard any issues.

So... if the software doesn't have any security risks baked into it, why ban it? Is it the potential that the app gets updated in the future? Or are we worried about the information that China is harvesting just from the social media app?

Then, even if you get past all those hurdles... he doesn't have the power to do this, right?
This cannot be looked at in insolation. With the all the shit going down in South China Sea and the waters near some of the very most southern Japanese islands, I am not surprised to see TikTok get drawn into the dispute. Whether it is justified in terms of preventing a security risk, I don't know enough to offer an opinion. After seeing what Russia/Cambridge Analytica did with info gleaned from FaceBook, I think one does need to be aware of what information is being gathered and by whom.

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A bit inconclusive.

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From USA Today:

Our rating: Partly false
The claims in the post have been rated PARTLY FALSE. While it is true that TikTok, owned by a Chinese-based company, previously has faced scrutiny for its security, it is false to say it has no security. TikTok states it has addressed and solved identified security issues, taking action that has been verified by the cybersecurity company that identified the weaknesses. Additionally, no evidence suggests that TikTok is any more prone to hacking or trafficking than other social media platforms, or that the app is used "extensively" by hackers or traffickers.

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From 7 months ago, so the concern over TikTok has been in play for awhile:

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From 3-4 months ago, here is more a not so much a concern about what the Chinese government might do, but rather it can be hacked (thus a security risk):

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I'd be more worried if Russian owned, especially if tied to government.

I don't know how much personal information can be gleaned from it. Or what a firm like former Cambridge Analytica could do with it to weaponize for targeting voters.
 

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He's petty enough to ban it just because tik tok users made the president and his administration look like complete fools with the Tulsa rally. They made the push to reserve so many tickets for the rally that Trump though a million people wanted to attend and said so in front of the entire nation. We all know what happened after that. 6200 and the walk of shame from Marine 1.

He can't stand to be made a fool of. Its why he disrespects Obama every chance he gets(calling an urgent press conference during President Obama's Eulogy of John Lewis). That correspondents dinner is still in Trumps head.
 

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Talk about motivating youth to vote...
Well there's no such thing as motivating the youth to vote.


But what's going on? Just executive leaders issuing edicts with some barebones pretense of legal authority to do so. Banning shit, mandating shit....does no one anywhere care about the legislative process anymore? I just....none of what's going on is the system as its supposed to exist.

He talked about using the economic emergency act...but in what world can this be classified as an emergency? This app has been around for years. Congress has had hearings on it, debated it's issues.

And even if it WERE an emergency, is it still not a constitutional violation of the guarantee of separation of powers. The USSC has allowed Congress to delegate entirely too much authority, but even this seems a little much.

I hope we have a snap-back, where people get upset that they aren't being represented by their elected representatives, both federal and state, soon. But...I'm very much doubting it. I Think a majority like this new approach. Just orders upon edicts upon mandates. Screw those lawmakers in Congress.

Trump does this and the Right won't challenge him because it's a policy the Right wants. And then you have the opposite happening at state levels, where Governors closing business is generally a policy the left wants.

And the only question either side asks is whether or not they like the policy. The process has just been completely tossed out the window. And the Libertarians are the only crowd left who cares.
 
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